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Island View Family Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
Canadian, American, Seafood
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Highway 3, Western Shore, Nova Scotia B0J 3M0, Canada
+1 902-627-2513
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

Delicious food and "truck stop size" portions. You will leave stuffed, satisfied and with a doggy bag. I love eating here when I visit and the view is just amazing! It wouldn't be a trip to NS without stopping in.

Thank Seraphine W
Eastern Passage, Canada
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We had the privilege of being the last people served before they closed for the winter and we were treated like their first. There was a celebratory feel to the air and the gals made us feel special. The food we got, even if only simple burgers, were fresh and awesome! It's a great little spot for home-cooked meals and... More 

Thank Lallie11
Halifax, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Our waitress was exceptionally friendly and kind to us when we visited in August. The diner gets quite crowded around lunch time, which was a little unpleasant but I suppose showed the popularity of the place. The food didn't take too long to prepare, although I was disappointed with the fish and chips, as the fish was way too crispy... More 

Thank shannhugo440
Pownal, Vermont
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We stopped at this waterside restaurant at the end of our Nova Scotia vacation, expecting the same great service that we had had throughout the island. While the food and waitress service was good , it was at the end that we were disappointed. When we went to check out we were told that they did not exchange American dollars... More 

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Dartmouth, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

As we approached we were swayed in that unmistakable and delightful essence of seafood frying. We hurried iside this Route 3 haven of simple but excellent food. We arrived just past peak evening meal time and the place was a beehive of activity. People from all pave were enjoying heaped plates of fries and assorted seafood. I chose to do... More 

Thank GGodess
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We regularly treat ourselves to fish and chips here. The restaurant seemed to go through the doldrums in 2015, but is back and attracting all-comers again. When the fish is fresh, there is no better place eat in the area. No pretensions and the views are great. The only caution is that if you go in spring or autumn, take... More 

Thank Mark P
Peterborough, Canada
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Looks larger on the outside as the seating is quite tight but the food lived up to the reputation. Large portions, a good array of choices and the pie is worth the trip. They have a good takeout set up as well. Home made bread on my hot hamburger gets my vote. Service was very good.

Thank Kirk C
Halifax, Canada
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

We went here on vacation and decided we would get take out. We ordered a seafood platter to share. . Paid 27.60 total. The only thing good was the smell. Shrimp were raw. Scallops were not seasoned so they were flavorless ,fish was greasy and fries were just frozen . Not home fries. Their was at least a teaspoon of... More 

Thank Sammy611
Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Nice little family run restaurant with a beautiful view of the bay. You will face a bit of a wait during peak hours, but it as always been worth the wait. Generous portions, fresh food and of course if you have room left, fresh deserts. We make it one our stops every time we are in the area.

Thank Jean A
Simcoe, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Great Food! Great View! Family restaurant with good menu selection. Had fish cakes - good size portions and reasonable prices. Desserts looked tempting. Make this a stop for sure!!

Thank lorraine d

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Canadian, American, Seafood
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Highway 3, Western Shore, Nova Scotia B0J 3M0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Southwest Nova Scotia  >  Western Shore
  • Phone Number: +1 902-627-2513

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?